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Jeff Budd, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, says now is the time to buy tickets for this year’s Wearable Art Show, Mar 7-8, in Sitka. The event sold out in its first four years. Receptions with the artists follow both shows. Advance tickets at Old Harbor Books. For more information about the ArtiGras Festival, visit the Sitka Arts Council online.
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Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
Today (09-02-15) , a state team sat down with Sitkans affected by last month’s landslides. Now that Governor Bill Walker has declared a disaster, new lines of relief funds are available for the next 60 days. Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid. more